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Wensleydale Concert Series

Nazrin Rashidova & Daniel Grimwood

  Friday, 21st June 2024 19:30

  St. Andrew's Church, Aysgarth


Arvo Pärt - Fratres

Edvard Grieg - Sonata No.2, Op. 13


Leopold Godowsky - Larghetto lamentoso from Twelve Impressions

Moritz Moszkowski - Melodie and Humoresque from 4 Morceaux, Op.82

Karol Szymanowski - La Fontaine d'Aréthuse
from Mythes Op.30

Émile Sauret - Rondo from Elegie and Rondo, Op.48

Ethel Barns  - Adagio Appasionato

Edvard Grieg - Lieder (arr. É. Sauret) 

  • Des Dichters Herz
  • Waldwanderung

nazrinNazrin Rashidova

Praised by the American Record Guide for encompassing a “consummate technique and unabashed bravura wedded to a great sense of style... an example to nearly every violinist alive” — the internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso, Nazrin Rashidova, made her solo début at the age of three, and was awarded a Gold Medal by the Cairo Opera House for an exceptional violin recital three years later. She founded FeMusa Orchestra in 2008, Britain’s first female chamber orchestra in 70 years, which have been featured on BBC World News, Euronews, LondonLive.

She was accepted to the Royal Academy of Music at the age of 15, where she had the privilege of playing on a rare collection of violins by Stradivari and Guarneri. She studied with professors Erich Gruenberg, Felix Andrievsky and Lydia Mordkovitch. A prizewinner in several international competitions, she has appeared on international TV and radio, played for Royalty and other dignitaries, and also performed in the USA, Japan, Europe and the Middle East.

Rashidova’s recordings for Naxos and First Hand Records have been critically acclaimed by The Strad, Gramophone, Diapason, Fanfare, Ritmo, Classical Guitar Magazine, American Record Guide, SWR2 Radio and Neue Musikzeitung.

Rashidova is recognised as a leading authority on Émile Sauret, having culminated her doctorate at the Royal Academy of Music with the launch of her own edition of his monumental 24 Études Caprices, op.64 published by Edition Peters, following the release of her world premiere four-volume recording series of these works, issued by Naxos between 2017 and 2020. In support of her research, Rashidova was awarded one of the most prestigious awards of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, the John Clementi Collard Fellowship and the Clarence Myerscough Trust award at the Academy. Three of the volumes were recorded on the c.1685 ‘Sauret’ Stradivari violin, kindly loaned to her by John Ludlow.

She plays on a violin after G. B. Guadagnini Milan 1753, ‘Nazrin’ by David Rattray.

danielDaniel Grimwood

“He has all the virtuoso velocity and firepower, and then some” – BBC Music Magazine

“Daniel Grimwood, fast making a name for himself as an original and discriminating musician” – Gramophone

“Probably the finest all‐round musician I have ever known” – Felix Aprahamian

With a repertoire ranging from Elizabethan Virginal music to the works of living composers, Daniel enjoys a solo and chamber career which has taken him around the globe, performing in many of the most prestigious concert platforms, including the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room in London, Saffron Hall, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Symphony Hall Birmingham, the Sage Gateshead, the Three Choirs Festival, the Rachmaninoff and Gnessin Halls in Moscow, as well as venues in Germany, Austria, Italy, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Estonia, Taiwan, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Lebanon, Oman and Australia.

His musical interest started as a 3-year-old playing the nextdoor neighbour's piano in Kent, and by the age of 7 he was performing in front of audiences. His training continued with Graham Fitch at the Purcell School, where he also studied violin, viola and composition, giving him a broad appreciation of classical music, and later with Vladimir Ovchinnikov and Peter Feuchtwanger.

Daniel is a passionate about all keyboard instruments old and new, and has given a recital of Chopin’s Etudes on the composer’s own Pleyel piano.

His discs of Liszt and Chopin, performed on an 1851 Erard piano, received a unanimous chorus of praise from the press; the Liszt album was Daily Telegraph CD of the week and Editor’s Choice in Gramophone Magazine. He was the first artist to record on the Edition Peters Sounds label, the complete Fauré Nocturnes album was released to excellent reception in The Sunday Times, which was followed by a disc of solo piano works by Adolph von Henselt, described as “a blizzard of dazzling pianism” by the Observer. His most recent release is a disc of Doreen Carwithen and William Alwyn, also on Edition Peters Sounds, and his account of the complete Henselt Etudes will be released later this year.

Together with violinist/conductor Joseph Wolfe and cellist Jonathan Ayling he belongs to the Tier3 Trio which they formed during the covid lockdown. This started as three musicians playing for each other during the time nobody was allowed to perform in public, but now appears regularly in public.

As editor and writer Daniel has prepared editions of John Field and Adolph von Henselt for Edition Peters, and his book about the Etudes of Adolph von Henselt has been met with enthusiasm.

Daniel regularly performs on live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, and has been featured in BBC Four’s TV documentary series “Revolution and Romance”.

Away from the piano, Daniel is a keen distance runner, and member of Paddock Wood Athletic Club.



List of Dates (Page event details)

  • Friday, 21st June 2024 19:30

Further Information

Venue: All of our concerts are at St. Andrew's Church, Aysgarth at 7.30pm.

Parking: There is very limited parking at the church for people with mobility issues - please let us know if you need to use this. Everyone else should park at the adjacent pay and display car park - the evening rate is £1.50 - please bring the correct change.

Dogs: A number of people have asked if dogs can be brought to concerts. To save confusion we have decided that only registered assistance dogs will be allowed.

Help to access concerts/help with transport:

Would you love to come to concerts but need help with transport or mobility issues?

We have funding from the 2020 Coop Community Fund aimed at providing transport from different parts of Wensleydale using taxis and minibuses, and if there is sufficient demand a general bus service to and from concerts. If you need help please contact us and we will see what we can do to help. If you need somebody to bring you to a concert we can help by providing a free 'carer' ticket - this is aimed at people who would not otherwise buy a ticket.  To discuss your particular needs please call Carol or Liz on 01969 663026.

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